XY (Scatter) Charts

Definition

An XY (scatter) chart either shows the relationship between the numeric values in several data series or plots two groups of numbers as one series of XY coordinates.

Use

It shows uneven intervals (or clusters) of data and is commonly used for scientific data.

The X axis must be set as a time axis in contrast to other chart types, which display categories along the X axis.

Structure

Below is a typical XY Scatter chart: